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Former Super Eagles defender dies at 48

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Former Super Eagles defender and one-time player of both Stationery Stores and Shooting Stars, Mr Ajibade Babalade died on Friday.

Babalade passed on after suffering cardiac arrest. He was aged 48.

His death came as he was reportedly being taken to  University College Hospital in Ibadan.

He was survived by a wife and three children who are reportedly based in the United States.

Late Babalade featured for  Super Eagles in their third-placing Senegal ’92 outing. He also propelled the Shooting Stars to the last final edition of African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1996 which the following year changed to CAF Champions League.

According to a reports, his former teammate in the Super Eagles and also at Stationery Stores, Mr Ike Shorunmu confirmed the death.

Both featured for Shooting Stars and were also teammates in the Super Eagles squad to Senegal ’92 Africa Cup of Nations.

Shorunmu said he was informed of his friend’s death in the afternoon after his return from Jumat service


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